While I'm on this crazy new journey into the world of art, design, and business, I often feel like a (slightly desperate) sponge -- sucking up all interesting tidbits from any source I can get my hands on. These become my inspiration, guiding directions, or simply ideas to mull over.
Most recently I came across these Japanese principles of aesthetics. I was intrigued in the tremendous history behind them, and how they continue to evolve today.
sources of beauty // principles of aesthetics
emphasis on nature and transience
mindfulness and the beauty of imperfections
elegance + refinement
simplicity + subtlety
originality + spontaneity
begin, accelerate, end
mysterious + profound
"circle," indicating the void or enlightenment
modern phenomena of "cute," may signify harmony
As an experiment, I want to keep these in mind as I go through my work this week. I'm curious which ones connect most with my creative process, and which ones challenge me. Do you find any of these principles ring true for you or your work?